The cheapest trains from Swindon to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Cheapest

£12

Average

£26

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Swindon to Cardiff will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 12.

Cheapest
10:40Swindon2h26 13:06Cardiff Central
1 changes
£121One-way
11:39Swindon1h31 13:10Cardiff Central
0 changes
£291One-way
09:37Swindon2h18 11:55Cardiff Central
1 changes
£291One-way
09:33Swindon1h31 11:04Cardiff Central
0 changes
£291One-way
10:35Swindon1h35 12:10Cardiff Central
0 changes
£291One-way

Timetable Swindon to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 17 Oct
09:33Swindon1h31 11:04Cardiff Central
0 changes
09:37Swindon2h18 11:55Cardiff Central
0 changes
10:35Swindon1h35 12:10Cardiff Central
0 changes
10:40Swindon2h26 13:06Cardiff Central
0 changes
11:39Swindon1h31 13:10Cardiff Central
0 changes

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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
16 Oct
£29Great Western Railway
£12National Express
Sun
17 Oct
£12Cross Country
£12National Express
Mon
18 Oct
£29Great Western Railway
£12National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£29Great Western Railway
£12National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£29Great Western Railway
£12National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£29Great Western Railway
£12National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£12Cross Country
£12National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£29Great Western Railway
£12National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£29Great Western Railway
£12National Express

The fastest trains from Swindon to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 31 m

Average

1 h 52 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

97 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Swindon for Cardiff every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 97 km distance in an average of 1 h 52 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 31 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 26 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:39Swindon1h31 13:10Cardiff Central
0 changes
£291One-way
Fastest
09:33Swindon1h31 11:04Cardiff Central
0 changes
£291One-way
10:35Swindon1h35 12:10Cardiff Central
0 changes
£291One-way
09:37Swindon2h18 11:55Cardiff Central
1 changes
£291One-way
10:40Swindon2h26 13:06Cardiff Central
1 changes
£121One-way

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Train Information between Swindon and Cardiff

distanceDistance60 miles (97 km)
durationAverage train duration56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£26 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway

Trains from Swindon to Cardiff cover the 60 miles (97 km) long trip taking on average 56 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £26, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Swindon and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Swindon to Cardiff cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Cardiff from Swindon for as little as £12  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Swindon to Cardiff?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Swindon and Cardiff is £26  one way.
What is the distance between Swindon and Cardiff by train?
The Swindon to Cardiff train distance is approximately 60 miles (97 km).
How long is the train to Cardiff from Swindon?
The Swindon to Cardiff train duration is on average 56 min, which is to be expected when travelling 60 miles (97 km) to Cardiff from Swindon. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the Swindon to Cardiff train leave from? Which Cardiff train station do I come into from Swindon?

There are a few train stations in Swindon to start your route from including Swindon and Swindon, Bus Station. In Cardiff you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Swindon   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Where is the train station in Swindon? Where is the train station in Cardiff?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Swindon and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Cardiff.

What train providers go from Swindon to Cardiff?
Take the Swindon to Cardiff train with Great Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Swindon and Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between Swindon and Cardiff a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Swindon to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Swindon to Cardiff? When does the last train depart from Swindon to Cardiff?
If you prefer early morning trains from Swindon to Cardiff, the first train leaves at 07: 40. If you prefer late night trains from Swindon to Cardiff, the last train of the day leaves at 11: 40. Omio shows you the latest train from Swindon to Cardiff timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Cardiff from Swindon to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets between Swindon and Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £26 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Swindon to Cardiff a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Swindon
Cardiff
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